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Entire “Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor” Show Cast and Crew Laid Off at Walt Disney World

In addition to the Citizens of Hollywood, more devastating news of layoffs has surfaced at Walt Disney World, this time impacting another group of immensely talented stand-up comedians and performers. According to multiple sources, the entire “Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor” cast and crew has been laid off at the Magic Kingdom amidst another wave of entertainment cutbacks.

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The show has remained shuttered at the Magic Kingdom since the reopening of the park, with segments of its queue repurposed for physically-distanced lines leading up to the adjacent Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin attraction in Tomorrowland.

It’s unknown whether the shows will go dark permanently, but we hope to see the return of these extremely talented performers to the parks very soon. Select equity performers returned to Walt Disney World back in September after initial negotiations, but for the most part, the majority of entertainment across the resort remained dark, with performers on extended furlough up until the recent layoffs. Other impacted shows include “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, “Festival of the Lion King” and “Finding Nemo – The Musical” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as the “Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue” dinner show at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

The Walt Disney Company restored the salaries of its Senior Executives in late August, when thousands of Cast Members were still on furlough.

We at WDWNT are supporting these Cast Members as much as possible. You can help too! Tune in to our 65-hour broadcast on Thanksgiving weekend and help raise money for the Cast Member Pantry.

The donation-based organization also has an Amazon Wish List as well as Venmo—their account is: @castmemberpantry. Cast Members can email Cast Member Pantry or contact them via their Facebook page to book a 15-minute “shopping” window.

For more information on booking your next trip with our official travel agent sponsor, the Vacationeer, visit wdwnt.travel.

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Brad
Brad
28 days ago

Not to be “that guy” , but I wouldn’t be terribly sad if this show was removed. It doesn’t really fit Tomorrowland’s theme, and seems slightly dated at this point. However, it is a very enjoyable show to watch and is a good way to enjoy the AC. I wish the best for any cast members laid off!!!

Don Giordano
Don Giordano
28 days ago

Even That Guy?

Mcostello cost
Mcostello cost
28 days ago

Laugh floornone of my family’s favorites! The behind the scenes talent is incredible and Are part of our favorite memories!

KiethKayman
28 days ago

Was not aware Monsters inc never reopened. That was stupid plenty of space for social distance. Yes capacity probably 33% at best and added cast to direct guests and keep families separated. But hey why work a little harder so people can enjoy 1 of the best shows in MK. Wouldn’t want to spend some extra money right cheapskate oh I mean Chapek. Seriously thinking never again to WDW. Disneyland yes my daughter lives in CA. Better vibe in DL but who knows Chapek will screw the pooch on that experience also. What a horses arse.

Ray
Ray
27 days ago

That’s not funny!

Jenn
Jenn
27 days ago

No!😭 I just have to believe this won’t last too much longer!

Sabrina Iglesia
Sabrina Iglesia
27 days ago

This makes me sick. They layoff workers and give raises to their executives. Why would people want to go back to Disney and spend their money? That is not how you treat your employees. The executives are not the ones working with guests creating the experience and bringing everything to life in the Florida heat and rain. They are not the ones who have to deal with guess who are tired, angry, stinky and has kids who are spoiled. No the executives sit in a nice A/C office pushing paperwork and figuring out how to raise prices and spend money.… Read more »

Last edited 27 days ago by Sabrina Iglesia
Sally
Sally
27 days ago

They should get rid of the horrible Disney World Buzz Lightyear ride and keep the laugh floor!

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